Going, going, gone…A literacy programme is ‘wiping out’ a lot of illiteracy and dyslexia, according to its architect http://www.tes.co.uk/2463449
The educational psychologist behind the West Dunbartonshire 10-year literacy programme has made the dramatic claim that it is “wiping out” a lot of dyslexia, as well as eradicating illiteracy. But the council is taking a more cautious view. Dr MacKay believes only a very small number of cases can accurately be described as dyslexia. He says some children are labelled dyslexic around the ages of seven or eight – the stage when assessments for dyslexia are carried out – because that is when it becomes clear that a child is having problems responding to reading instruction.